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Israel is a luxuriant vine
that puts forth his fruit.
According to the abundance of his fruit
he has multiplied his altars.
As their land has prospered,
they have adorned their standing-stones. Bible

“standing stones.” Most standing-stones were set up as part of the worship of pagan gods, and that is the context here. God has no tolerance for idols. They are harmful in many different ways, and God commanded that they be destroyed. [For more on standing-stones, see commentary on Gen. 28:18. For more on idols being harmful, see commentary on Deuteronomy 7:5].


Commentary for: Hosea 10:1